Suspect steals Allen Iverson's backpack containing $500,000 worth of jewelry

Tim Jimenez
January 28, 2020 - 7:12 am
Man suspected of Allen Iverson backpack theft.

Philadelphia Police Department


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Police are looking for a suspect who they say stole a backpack from a Center City hotel with half a million dollars worth of jewelry in it. That backpack reportedly belongs to former Philadelphia 76ers star Allen Iverson.

Police say it was taken from the Sofitel Hotel at 17th and Sansom Streets.

It happened around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Police say a man went in and snatched the bag which had the expensive jewelry in it. 

Police say the suspect is approximately 20-years-old, 6 feet tall, with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a dark jacket, red shirt, dark pants, and black and white sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.